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Almaraya Nov 27, 2017 12:48 PM
Why in a big polluted city such as Madrid, measurements showed in the interactive map: "European Air Quality Index" are taken in parks and aeras with barely traffic circulation.
Who is controling this?
Thanks
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EEA Nov 27, 2017 04:36 PM
Hello,
The European Air Quality Index is based on measurements reported officially by EEA´s member countries. The location and classification of stations, as well as the minimum number required to assess air quality, are described at the European legislation (see Directive 2008/50/EC). European Commission´s Directorate General for Environment is the competent authority in charge of checking compliance with the European legislation. Nevertheless, the stations reported for Madrid include several traffic stations, as you can see in the description that pops up when clicking on them.”
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